@miek what about using the ssh connection as a socks proxy?

@bradbeam how does that help (I know little about socks).
(I want ssh here, for the auth feature btw)

@miek establish the ssh connection first and the tunnel the http traffic through it via SOCKS_PROXY env var

as in something like
ssh -v -CqND 8081
to set up a listening port ( :8081 ) on local machine that would tunnel traffic to
curl --socks5 localhost:8081 http://localhost:9100/metrics
and then use the tunnel ( localhost:8081 ) to connect to remote server ( ) and access a localhost only webserver

@bradbeam ah. Yes. But i control the client too, so I can just make it talk ssh too.

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